Stevens 1877-05-02

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The school children had their “May Garland” tea in the schoolroom and afterwards played in the slinket. I took occasion to complain of some children who went round with an independent garland to get what money they could for themselves and yet came to tea with the others. Millicent Spicer was the one I particularly alluded to though I did not mention her name. I said it would not be permitted in future. Moreover she never comes to the day school.

Wrote to Mr Fortescue of Banbury about the missing deed.

The “slinket” is thought to be on or near the land where the present Rectory stands, on Acre Ditch